Information for organizations involved in digitization through SCRLC
SCHOAM! for August 2021
Special Collections, Historical Organizations, Archives & Museums
in short: News | Grants | Events | Ideas | Webinars | Jobs
News from SCRLC

New Website for NYHeritage
Library council liaisons for NYHeritage from around the state have been preparing for a website redesign, which was made necessary by updates to Drupal, the content management system our webpages use. This only affects the webpages (such as the landing pages for contributing organizations and collections) and not CONTENTdm, the system that hosts the digital collections. I won't be able to edit landing pages on your behalf between August 25 and September 1, at which point the new site will go live.

Update for the CONTENTdm Project Client
If you are one of the few contributors who uploads directly with the CONTENTdm Project Client, please email me for a link to the updated program and brief instructions. The updated version looks identical, and it is a very quick and harmless process. OCLC announced that they will discontinue support for the old/current version in December of 2021.

Keeping Up With the Collections: Highlighting Women's Suffrage
If you weren't able to see the live webinar, check out the recording of our event on July 14:
Grants & Assistance

The William G. Pomeroy Foundation is offering grants for signs to mark historically significant local dishes. The deadline for the letter of intent is in just a few days: August 9.

Apply for either Capital Project or Digital Infrastructure Project support through the National Endowment for the Humanities. These are enormous grants (up to $750,000) with 5-year perspectives. The application page includes sample applications from institutions doing roof repairs and digital heritage.

This is the ninth and final call for CLIR's audio preservation grants, which support the digitization of rare and unique audio, audiovisual, and other time-based media of scholarly value. The application opens on September 27 and will be due December 15. Apply for between $10,000 and $50,000 for digitization by an external service provider (ie. vendor). I can provide you with a list of known digitization vendors if you're interested.

Apply for funding of $1,500 to $10,000 for a public-facing humanities project. The deadline is in October.

These grants through the National Endowment for the Arts are for any nonprofit organization with a three-year history of arts programming, although the money is explicitly meant to cover day-to-day operations and not specific programming. There's no matching requirement, and it can cover salaries, stipends, fees, facility overhead, cleaning supplies, and marketing costs at $50,000, $100,000, or $150,000.
Happening in the Neighborhood

The Cortland County Historical Society is having an in-person lecture about the New York Central College, notable because half of its students were African American in the 1850s. Mary Kimberly and Sharon Stevans will share myths and misconceptions they've heard about the college through their years researching. If you can't make it to Cortland on August 4, email for a Zoom link.

Donation of Photos in Watkins Glen
Recently spotted on Facebook: a post from the International Motor Racing Research Center about a donation sent from a Corning family. Check out this picture of the original street circuit in Watkins Glen!

Tis the Season for Walking & Guided Tours
* The Greater Oneonta Historical Society has planned a few more walking tours with their former director, Bob Brzozowoski, and the City Code Enforcement Officer. See details here: Oneonta Walking Tours
* The Yates County History Center is also holding walking tours this month, including a special tour through the Lakeview Cemetery. See details here: Penn Yan Walking Tours
* The Cortland County Historical Society is holding their first guided walk of the New York Central College's burial ground. See details here: McGraw Walking Tours
* The Chemung County Historical Society is offering walking tours with a few different twists. One is entitled "1913 Gossip," in which Mrs. Doane shares the "juiciest secrets in Elmira," and another theme is architecture, which archivist Rachel Dworkin will lead. See details here: Elmira Walking Tours
* Fenimore Art Museum's reproduction Mohawk Bark House and original Seneca Log House will be open for interactive exploration and staffed with a Museum Teacher on August 20th & 21st. They'll also host an early morning photography tutorial and lakeside walk on August 16. See details here: Fenimore Tours
* Hyde Hall is serving its signature ghost tours in the shadowy corridors of their historic mansion on August 4th and 11th at 7 pm. See details here: Hyde Hall Ghost Tours

The Chemung County Historical Society and Elmira College are co-sponsoring a lecture with Alan Rankin, who will present an in-depth look at the diary of Nina Gabrilowitsch, Mark Twain's granddaughter, on Thursday, August 19 at 7 pm.

On Saturday, August 7 from 9 am to 3 pm, Seneca Falls Historical Society will hold their annual fundraiser, Ye Olde Craft Fair. Make a day of it and visit the charming village!

Glimmer Globe Theatre is presenting all of Shakespeare's 37 plays... in one 100-minute performance! It's the show that launched the theater a decade ago. Come see it in the Lucy B. Hamilton Amphitheater.

Breaking Barriers Events
The History Center in Tompkins County is hosting several in-person events this month about women's lives and livelihoods, including a fabulous printing workshop for kids and adults and a fascinating sweetgrass and splint star workshop, based on the Haudenosaunee traditional craft. The Breaking Barriers exhibit is up through February 2022.

CMOG continues to offer its great hot glass live streams, and they're also continuing their summer schedule of Little Gather programs for kids. Doc Possum will perform on August 4, the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes will be performing on August 11, and the PUSH Physical Theatre will perform on August 18, at all 10 am.
Ideas & Inspiration for Imitation

With the help of SCRLC, the Greater Oneonta Historical Society has started a new online catalog of their library and archives books. They're using TinyCat, a product and extension of LibraryThing. Their librarian, Wayne Wright, is working with SCRLC's Claire Lovell to add their collection of several hundred books into LibraryThing. For only a few dollars per month, this collection is then represented in the TinyCat platform, where users can see details like circulation availability and call numbers..

I don't know how I missed this last month, but the Delaware County Historical Association held vintage baseball games in late July. The Mountain Athletic Club, the Delhi Base Ball Club, and the Bovina Dairymen played games using the baseball rules of 1864 and 1865. See pictures here.

DHPSNY put together a blog post about archivists working on reparative description, so you can see how other professionals are tackling this complicated but important endeavor.

In case you missed it, we sent out our most popular items on New York Heritage and the NYS Historic Newspapers project over the last twelve months. If you're interested in seeing the full run down of pageviews on your own collection, just shoot me an email!
Zooms & Webinars Up Your Alley

Wednesday, August 11 at 1 pm

Monday, August 16 at 5 pm

Wednesday, August 18 at 1:30 pm

Wednesday, August 18 at 4 pm

Tuesday, August 24 at 11 am

Thursday, August 26 at 11 am

Thursday, August 26 at 4 pm

Friday, August 27 at 10 am

Wednesday, September 1 at 2 pm

Wednesday, September 8 at 4 pm

Thursday, September 9 at 11 am

In Person Events

September 13 through 15

October 13 from 10 am to 4 pm - $25/$30

October 14 from 10 am to 4 pm - free but limited

NYLA Conference in Syracuse
Wednesday, November 3 - Saturday, November 6
Openings In The Field

That's all for this month! Send me an email if there's anything at your organization you'd like me to include in the next newsletter: | Claire Lovell, Digital Services Librarian